It's been a long time since I last posted here and have just now reregistered. I hunted down and recently purchased a bare bones 1969 427SS convertible that is a true barn find. This car spent over two decades in a shed after the original purchaser passed away. A family friend bought it and restored the interior which was in great need, had the engine rebuilt and then sold the car to owner #3, the man I purchased it from who installed a new top prior to selling. It is still in mostly original paint and does need some lower quarter work but the floors, frame and trunk are solid. The car was purchased new as a 390HP bench seat three speed on the column and remains in that configuration today. The correct 15" steel wheels and hub caps were on the car when I received it but I now have chrome ralleys in their place. I know some of you are already set to tear into this statement but I am positive this car is correct. I am the former owner of the black identical twin 1969 427 Biscaynes that were featured some time ago and though I DO NOT consider myself an expert on these cars, I have gained a good bit of knowledge over the years.
My current 427SS nicknamed Sally by its former owner is currently on the road and will be going through a full body and paint restoration in the coming months. I have the original plates that were assigned to the car when new, a copy of the original title, the protecto plate and other important documents. The block matches the vin and the car has the correct column locking assembly and the floor has never been cut. I would like to hear from those of you that are skeptical about this Impala since I know this is a rare and unusual car. Thanks and I hope to hear from members soon. Mike